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Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Audi RS 6 Avant

21 Aug 19 | Glenn Brooks

Boasting a 441kW (600PS) mild hybrid version of the Volkswagen Group's biturbo 4.0-litre V8, the new Audi RS 6 will have its motor show world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA.

2019 Chengdu motor show - Wey VV7 GT

21 Aug 19 | Glenn Brooks

By no means a major Chinese motor show, nonetheless the annual event in Chengdu is usually the venue for quite a few world premieres. This year's CDMS is no exception and just-auto's list of expected and confirmed world debuts will be updated over the coming weeks as press preview day draws closer.

New SsangYong Korando kicks off UK sales assault

21 Aug 19 | Mike Vousden

We drive the new SsangYong Korando in the UK to see whether this will be the model to push the Korean brand into the mainstream

Nissan reboots Micra with Mercedes-Alliance engine

20 Aug 19 | Glenn Brooks

Why isn't Nissan Europe a more powerful force in small cars? Intense competition in the Qashqai segment and the surrendering of the B-SUV class to every other brand as the Juke has grown ever older are the reasons for the current woes. Yet none of that should be affecting the performance of the Micra. It's a cracking little car and deserves to be more popular.

Aston Martin Lagonda future models

19 Aug 19 | Glenn Brooks

Aston Martin Lagonda's recent announcement that it no longer expects a GBP20m payment for IP from Detroit Electric sent the share price into a steep decline. Speculators continue to short the company, with many seeing GBP850m of net debt and lease liabilities as a major concern. AML is determined to ride out the current financial storm though, trusting in a business plan which includes several high priced future models.

2019 Monterey Week world debuts list

19 Aug 19 | Glenn Brooks

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place between 13 and 18 August inclusive. The following cars and concepts were world premieres.

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Further Fiat-Renault merger talks rumoured

21 Aug 2019 | Dave Leggett

After the FCA-proposed merger with Renault collapsed in June, reports in the Italian media suggest that the shelved deal could be revived and that talks have been taking place between the companies.

Jaguar Land Rover developing next-gen 3D cockpit displays

21 Aug 2019 | Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing next-generation head-up display technology that it says could beam real-time safety information in front of the driver, and allow passengers to stream 3D movies direct from their seats as part of a shared, autonomous future.

Nokian Tyres starts Dayton admin building construction

21 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Nokian Tyres has started construction on an administration building at its new factory in Dayton, Tennessee ahead of production in 2020.

Pennsylvania awards US$8.5m in clean transport grants

21 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf has announced 34 cleaner energy transportation projects will receive US$8.5m in grants and rebates following the Volkswagen settlement.

Shell starts Singapore EV charging

21 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Shell is launching Singapore's first electric vehicle charging at service stations.

Novelis to establish innovation hub on Georgia Tech campus

21 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Novelis is collaborating with the Georgia Institute of Technology to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech.

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